sleep2mesing on Jul 11, 2016
Farah on Jun 30, 2016
Lovely and beautiful print. Thank you so very much!!!
Farah on Jun 30, 2016
Lovely and beautiful print. Thank you so very much!!!
We are the "original" creators of using antique images to make collages on to antique book pages.
SHOP ANNOUNCEMENT♥ Three of our art prints were used in a room designed by by "Cousins Undercover" a new show on HGTV. Look for our Giraffe and Cardinal Art Print, Zebra With Birds, and Hot Air Balloon on a Antique Map Art Print to see photos of the rooms they hang in! Another one of our art prints was used on the Dear Genevieve Show last year!! We are humbled to be apart of the acts of kindness Anthony and John are doing with their work in people's homes on "Cousins Undercover." In addition we are honored our prints would hang in a home so full of love for each other and their community! Thank you so much Anthony and John♥♥
♥♥ WELCOME to Black Baroque! We are the "original creators" of art prints using antique book pages. We are also the "first" shop on Etsy to use the five antique books our book pages are from for our prints. Our books are very rare and very expensive. We have antiquarian book dealers in the USA and in Europe who find our books for us and antique art prints/book plates that we get all our little creatures from. We are the "only" shop that proves this by including photos of the antique books, book plates, and art prints. We do not download from the internet as our competitors do. We pay for each antique illustration we use to make our collages We are also the first shop to use banners & quotes you see on our prints. Our book pages, banners with quotes are all a part of our signature Black Baroque Design and Concept that we created first and are thrilled to offer you! We sold our art prints in our four retails stores years before Etsy and now we bring them to you!
♥ The Birds and Animals series art prints, the series of animals & objects peeking onto the side of the pages, as well as all our other prints, are "OUR" original concepts & designs. We have to state this here as so many of our competitors have stolen our concepts such as our famous "Deer with the Birds art prints." Know that when you buy a print from us, you are buying original artwork that was created by us, from our imagination, and love of nature.
WONDERFUL NEWS♥♥ Our artwork is featured for the second time in the Jan 2013 issue KENSINGTON & CHELSEA Magazine!! You can see the feature in our shop. Our art prints were featured in the October 2012 issue of THE KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA Magazine but sadly some terrible online store took credit for our artwork in that magazine telling the editors they made our art prints to further their website's business. Click on the Kensington Magazine feature in our shop, then click on the photo of the article where you can read how this online store took full credit for our artwork. This 6 month old online retailer again took credit for our art prints that were featured in the November 2012 issue of ABSOLUTELY CITY & ANGEL Magazine. You can see that feature below as well. When the editors of KENSINGTON & CHELSEA Magazine found out what happened they kindly offered to do a new feature on our art prints giving us, Alexandra Wolf of Black Baroque, full attribution/credit for our Art Prints as we are the artists and creators! We are so happy! A special thank you to the Editor of KENSINGTON & CHELSEA Magazine from me, Alexandra, and my puppy Poni the President of Black Baroque ♥
♥♥ Our Art Prints, Plates and Platters have been FEATURED IN:
The "Cousins Undercover Show" on HGTV
The "Dear Genevieve Show" on HGTV!
Coastal Living Magazine
The Kensington and Chelsea Magazine Oct 2012
The Kensington and Chelsea Magazine Jan 2013
Grazia Magazine November 2012
Home Beautiful Magazine Australia
Flea Market Style Magazine
Absolutely City & Angel Magazine
Small Room Decorating Magazine
Scientific American Magazine
The Insider Magazine
A special thank you to all the editors for featuring our artwork!!!
♥♥ We have sold over 30,000 prints, plates and platters, to 43 countries all over the world to happy customers in two years. A special thank you to our wonderful customers for their purchases, wonderful feedback, and all the very sweet and fun notes we receive♥
Alexandra & Poni
You may order your prints with NO BANNER or the quote of your choice on those prints that have existing banners & quotes, only. Our listings with art prints that have quotes show examples of what you may have. We do not offer names, dates, or sentences as those are "not" quotes. The quotes may not contain profanity or adult content. Thank you.
All of our prints may be ordered on antique MUSIC sheet book pages too. Please leave us a note when checking out as to your preference if you want something other than the photo shown in the listing.
♥ Shipping rate in the USA for art prints is a fat rate of $4. There are some of our listings explaining what flat rate means as an example and we wrote $3. Please ignore this. We have over 400 listings to change and it takes a great deal of time away from processing orders. We are changing the information as time allows. Thank you.
♥♥ ALL SALES ARE FINAL AT BLACK BAROQUE♥♥ All are prints are one of a kind so we cannot take returns. In addition, in the time it takes us to cancel an order we could be filling other customer's orders. In fairness to those that are waiting for their orders to be processed, we do not cancel orders.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
♥ We have our processing time set this way as "all" prints are "handmade" to order. We cannot keep stock of prints as our book pages are rare and we have over 500 art print designs. On average we ship out daily anywhere from 40-70 prints per day, year round, triple on holidays. In addition we receive and send out well over 40 emails per day which slows us down considerably in processing orders. We are a large shop doing a high volume of orders year round, always having a back log of orders. Please be patient in waiting for your order to be processed. We will email you the day it is shipped.
♥ On Tracking: We purchase tracking for all USA orders. However, we do NOT use any online mailing system so when your order is processed you will receive our Oh Happy Day note, but the tracking number will not be included. Online mailing systems automatically give a tracking number so a company does not need to manually type them in. We take all orders to the Post Office due to the large amounts of overseas orders we receive which cannot be processed online. We receive the tracking numbers from the Post Office on our receipt. We do not add tracking to your shipping notification because we would have to hand type in every number matching each order to the city/state from the receipt. In December alone we processed over 800 orders. We feel our customers would rather we process orders as fast as possible, then spend time typing in tracking numbers which would take up an extreme amount of time. In addition, in our ten years of selling online, only 1% of our customers want tracking so we feel that overall our time is better spent on making our prints as all prints are handmade to order because we cannot keep stock of our prints since our book pages are rare and we have so many designs. Lastly, we hand label all of our packages with our beautiful labels. We feel in sending your print to you, that we are sending you a gift. So our packaging is very pretty on the outside to make it a present just for you! For these reasons we do not add tracking when sending you our personal shipping notification. If you would like your tracking number just email us and we will be happy to give it to you♥
♥ Due to time constraints in filling orders we do not offer Express Mail of any kind. All orders are filled in the order they are received and in the same manner of shipping to ship as fast as possible.
♥ If you want to know if your order will arrive by a certain date, please ask your Post Office as only they can give you an accurate time frame. You can tell them we use 1st class mail for our art prints. It is much slower than Priority but the most economical for our customers, so please be patient. Shipping to Canada and Australia during non-holiday times of the year is 12-18 business days provided your order is not held up in customs.
♥ We ship using the shipping address on Etsy. Please make sure your ship to address is accurate.
♥ Art Print Shipping: You are only charged once for shipping on our Art Prints. You may order as many prints as you like and there will only be one flat rate of $4 for USA orders.
♥ All art prints are "handmade" to order which means we do not keep prints in stock due to the high volume of artwork we offer and the rare books we use.
♥ If you make two separate orders such as buying art prints one day, and then several days later buying more prints, it is up to you, the buyer, to let us know. We get too many orders per day to remember that one customer placed an order one day, then several days later or even the same day, placed another order. If you do not let us know, your order will be shipped separately and you will be responsible for the shipping costs.
♥ We do not refund nor send replacement prints, for lost orders which include third party (gift recipient, anyone other than your place of residence). You can purchase insurance for exactly what the post office cost is of .80 cents. In the event your order Is damaged or lost, you can then file a claim with the post office and they will reimburse you. Most companies include insurance in their shipping charges, we do not. The reason we do not include the insurance is because of the recent postal charges increase have been so drastic, online sales overall across the country have depleted substantially. We try to keep postal costs down as much as possible by shipping 1st class mail, and leaving the option for insurance open to those who want it. Overall, this works for our company. Please keep in mind if you decide not to purchase insurance, you are taking responsibility for your order if it is lost or damaged if you forgo insurance.
♥ Please do not ask us to send out your Art Print order ahead of other people who are waiting for their orders. We always have a back log of orders due to the high volume we sell each day. We will not put any one's order ahead of another. All will be processed in the order they are received and according to our shipping policies.
♥ In the event that your order is returned to us, we are happy to ship your order to you again however you will have to pay the shipping costs. Please email us for our paypal address and details. You will have 5 business days to send us the money to reship. We are not responsible for your order after that and buyer will have to consider it a loss on their part.
♥♥ PLEASE RESPECT OUR COPYRIGHTS♥♥
******PLEASE NOTE: Our prints are not to be resold, or copied, changed, reproduced, or used in anyway for the purpose of selling or resale use. If you are a B&M Retail Store you may sell the prints we sell to you, however you may not make copies of our prints and sell those nor do we give you permission to make any changes to the art prints we sell to you. That is the same as stealing. All of our art prints are copyrighted. You may not enlarge our art prints, make copies of, or change our art prints in anyway, for your personal use or for resale. Buying our art prints does not give you any permission to make any changes to for personal use or for resale. We will seek legal action against anyone that violates our copyrights breaking the law.
If you buy our prints as a gift, the recipient of your gift may not resell any parts of our prints, make copies of or use our prints in any way for the purpose of reselling. We spend $1000's on our illustrations for our prints. One book can cost as much as $600 and one antique art print can cost anywhere from $50 to $200 or more that we get our illustrations/images from. We also spend hundreds of hours driving 3 states to antique stores, auctions, and dealers in search of rare antique book prints that we can use. Please respect our research time, the money we spend buying our resources, the money we spend marketing our prints, and the time we spend designing our prints
by not violating our copyrights. Thank you.
Refunds and Exchanges
♥If there is a problem with your order please email us before leaving so that we might work to resolve the matter to put a smile back on your face and in your heart! Please keep in mind while Poni (our President) does look like he's perfect, he is a puppy dog and prone to mistakes. If we make a mistake with your order we will do all we can to fix it. Here is what to follow in the event that we do make a mistake:
For Art Print Booboos:
♥If you email us a sweet note about our mistake, you get the mistake corrected and a free print.
♥B-If you email us a mean note about our mistake, you get the mistake corrected, that's all.
♥On Lost Pkgs:
♥If your order is lost please check with your Postal Carrier. Our pkgs are 9 x 12 and do not fit in most mail boxes. Many times the carrier will leave a note that delivery was attempted. If you do not get a note, again it is best to speak with that person. Often the order will be returned to us which can take as long as 30-60 days.
♥ We are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged orders. If you are afraid your order may be damaged in transient you may purchase insurance through us for a fee of .80 cents. Please email us after your purchase has been made and we will set up a reserved listing for you to purchase insurance.
♥All sales are final for our art prints. On the rare occasion that a customer may want to return their product, if we choose to accept a return, the customer will have to send the item back at their expense and pay a restocking fee of 20% as is standard for many companies.
Additional policies and FAQs
♥No-we do not sell the frames and we do not know where you can buy them. Sorry.
♥Our prints sizing is approximate. We leave as much paper as possible for those who want to use larger frames. Please allow for size variances and note you may have to trim the page to fit the frame you choose. These are antique pages bound in different sizes in each book with different printing on each page due to antique printing methods so they are trimmed accordingly. We go through hundreds of pages per month and cannot cut every single page to an exact size for this reason.
♥No you cannot have Poni for the weekend or even for a home visit. He is ours completely and we do not share. Sorry♥
♥We use 6 different books for our prints depending upon what we have in stock. All of our book pages have borders that enclose the text with the exception of our antique music pages. We are the "first" shop to bring you these exact book pages with border pages as well as the first shop to add banners and quotes. We are also the first shop to make art prints using antique music pages. These are very rare books so it depends upon which books we have in stock, when your order is placed, as to what pages will be used. The books all have that gorgeous golden color from age. Some of the books will be lighter and some darker in color. It depends upon how they were kept by the previous owners.
♥ We are now using the three & four column book pages with borders as well as the 2 column book pages with borders. We do have 6 column pages that we use, but please understand we only have a few per book. You can request them but we may not have them in stock. When an order is placed that has more than one print, we will use the same style of page, as in all prints for example will be on three column pages with border, not one will have a 2 column and the next one three. Hope that makes sense. If not, email us. About once a year we receive one of our books from a dealer who will add a dryer sheet to scent the book or books with the corners of the pages broken off. We hate this and ask dealers not to do this with our books. But at those rare times this does happen we cannot throw the book or pages out in the spirit of recycling as that is the premise for our using antique book pages besides their beauty. In addition our books are very expensive. If you receive a book page that has a perfume smell, once framed it will not. You can air it out and usually within a day or so the smell is gone. Some people love dryer sheet fragrance and for those that do, you will love those pages. If we send you a page the corner is broken off, we have made sure in advance it will fit inside a frame and not show. Again please remember these are antique books, some over 200 yrs old.
♥The antique book pages we use are on mostly subjects of business, law, leases, banking, dictionary, war, and history themed style pages but there are many more. There are some pages on more fun topics such as Parlor Magic, but we cannot hold any particular page for you. You may request a certain page and if we have it in stock, there are no errors in making the print, it will be yours. However if there is an error, etc, we will choose the next page we have available which would be on the themes listed above. We choose every page based on the beauty of the overall page because we are an "eco-friendly" company so we strive to use every page in the book that is useable. Please keep in mind you may receive a flower or elephant art print on a book page for instance that is about leases or banking.
♥ We currently show 4 of the border styles on many of our prints. One meets in the corners and crisscrosses with a little heart staff in between, the 2nd shown in our shop has little filigrees in each of the 4 corners. The 3rd, has double square borders and is gorgeous with 14k gold gilding on the edges. Those pages come from the most rare of all of our books and are the most expensive. The 4th, has a border that criss crosses in each corner, a very clean design. Nothing but the best for our buyers!!! All date from the 18th century and have the golden age coloring to the pages. For the few prints that we use a 3 column book page, we occasionally run out of and will use a 2 column in place of for those prints.
♥Please keep in mind that one of the reasons we use antique books pages besides their beauty and they make for an interesting read, is to also recycle books that are no longer loved giving them new life. In the spirit of recycling we use book pages for our prints that have character flaws with marks, water spots, uneven printing and corner bending. All our book pages have that beautiful golden color that only comes from age.
♥Photos of the prints, are shown in various rooms on all of our listings as examples of how cute they could look in any style of decor. Some of those framed in the rooms are enlarged "only" to be seen better but do not represent the actual sizes. However some of the photos do represent the actual size.
♥Please allow for color variations due to computer monitor settings.
♥ We offer quotes only on those prints that already show existing quotes and banners. Our listings with art prints that have quotes show examples of what you may have. We do not offer names, dates, or sentences as those are "not" quotes.
♥Wholesale: Our art prints are sold in stores all over the world. If you are interested in selling our prints in your B&M store please email us for details. We do not allow stores to sell our prints online. If you purchase from us, we give you the rights to only sell our artwork at your B&M store.
♥Poni our puppy is the President and he handles all business matters. I am just a lowly artist. Please direct all inquiries to him.
♥We are very grateful for our shop, to Etsy and to God for giving it to us.Our family has been very blest by our shop and we love meeting new people all over the world daily. We are honored our prints are in over 26,000 homes all over the world and it humbles us to know this♥